Went to another buzzing BNI Ashford meeting this morning.
New week, new changes, new prices (well, new winner, same price).
Two presentations almost equal today and both containing the same items belonging to a good presentation, but only one price, so a decision had to be made (by Steve, last weeks winner).
First one up was Chris from Medash Sign with a lightweight, easy to erect large (2 by 2 meters) promotion screen: very visual and effective presentation, very clearly spoken also.
Second one up was Daryl from Promotional ID: clearly spoken, very visual and equally effective demonstration. Fleece both warm and water proof (demonstrated by pouring a glass of water over the fleece Daryl wore).
Ultimately the judge decided to give the trophy to Daryl, only because Chris had promised to erect the screen within 60 seconds and didn’t make it (85 seconds it took, because the prop was placed further away from where Chris was seated and most time was lost by walking over).
Although neither of them asked for specific referrals (i.e. names of companies, persons, trades) both demonstrations made it clear to everyone who would benefit from both products.
Best ‘catch-phrase’ of the week: Simon of Facts & Figures (IFA): "Right advice in the right place".